28 Jan '12, 4pm

Busting 7 Solar Power Myths | CleanTechnica: The article is about “home” solar power, which is “retail” power (i...

The article is about “home” solar power, which is “retail” power (i.e. it replaces power for which you would be paying a retail price), but then #7 is comparing it to the cost of coal and nuclear plants which is “wholesale” power. That seems like a key difference to me. Also panels on your roof are providing the energy very close to where it is used (your house), but wholesale power from coal and nuclear plants has to be transmitted and distributed to you, which incurs significant losses. And while I’m on the subject, in the future when your utility switches to time-of-day electricity pricing, you will notice that the power produced by your solar panels will be replacing some of the more expensive power from your utility. And I suppose I should mention something about the cost of “externalities” in regards to coal and nuclear which causes it to be much more expensive than ...

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